Ellen Mueller

Bubbler Gallery

by Ellen Mueller on December 10, 2018, no comments

Work by Barbara Felix and Taylor Yocom

Work by Barbara Felix and Taylor Yocom

Right before I moved to Minnesota this past summer, I completed a project I’m very proud of: The Bubbler Gallery. It is an informal exhibition space installed above some water fountains (locally referred to as bubblers) at the CVPA Star Store building. It is a highly trafficked area where students and the public can take in a range of video art by practicing artists from across the country. The second exhibition has just launched – if you’re in the MA/RI area, go check it out!

CAA Conversations Podcast

by Ellen Mueller on November 26, 2018, no comments

This is my second year heading up the CAA Conversations Podcast as a member of the CAA Education Committee. Luckily this year I was able to recruit more hosts, so you’ll hear more voices on each episode, which run 15-40 minutes each and feature discussions of art/art history/design education.

This map is a record of the speakers we’ve heard from during our first two years (not all episodes have been published for this academic year – subscribe on iTunes to be notified as each one is released!).

A Collection of Gestures

by Ellen Mueller on November 13, 2018, no comments

Collection of Gestures

My Social Practice Zines are currently in an exhibition, A Collection of Gestures, at Graceland University’s Constance Gallery in Lamoni, Iowa.

The exhibition also features the work of Catherine Reinhart and Olivia Valentine. This group exhibition brings together three socially engaged artists that collectively address ideas of collaboration, landscape intervention, shared mending, and education.

The exhibition is open now and runs through December 13. Gallery hours are 9 – 5 Monday – Friday.  Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Please contact Karen Gergely at Gergely1@graceland.edu for more information.


New Editions – MN Center for Book Arts

by Ellen Mueller on November 11, 2018, no comments

Social Practice Zines: Definitions

New Editions celebrates and fosters the collection of book art! AND the PRINTED version of some of my Social Practice Zines will be on sale!

This two-day event features over 130 original works available for viewing and purchase, including zines, poetry chapbooks, broadsides, artist’s books, and fine press editions. Find special gifts for those on your shopping list, or treat yourself to a unique work of art.

SATURDAY December 1, 2018
10 AM – 4 PM

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave S #100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

The New Editions Public Sale is free and open to the public. Let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing to this Facebook event!

Friday, November 30, 6-9pm. Tickets $50
7pm Artist Panel, featuring Harriet Bart, Regula Russelle, and Gaylord Schanilec, and moderated by Karen Wirth

Ticket holders receive a commemorative limited edition broadside printed at MCBA. Catered by Common Roots.
Purchase Preview Night tickets at https://www.mnbookarts.org/join-us-for-new-editions/


Drawing and Social Practice at SECAC

by Ellen Mueller on October 9, 2018, no comments

Night Depository (2010) - Dream Slips

Join me! I am chairing a panel at the SECAC conference in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8am. My panel is entitled, Intersections: Drawing and Social Practice. The panelists include:

Paul Collins, Austin Peay State University, “Fortnight Sessions: Interactive Journalism through Drawing”

Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, Willamette University, “Drawing Data”

Gráinne Coughlan, Dublin Institute of Technology, “Speculative Drawing in From Different Worlds (1987)”

Rae Goodwin, University of Kentucky, “Grandmothers are Superheroes!

This is going to be a blast, AND I’ll be distributing a limited run of my ongoing series of zines focused on social practice at this panel!